Brancusi, Rosso, Man Ray - Framing Sculpture
- Author(s): Peter van der Coelen, Francesco Stocchi (red.), Roxana Marcoci, Esmee Postma, Nina Schallenberg, Patty Wageman
- Year: 2014
- Language: dutch
- Design: Rick Vermeulen / Marjolein Verbist, Via Vermeulen
- Size: 27 x 23 cm
- Pages: 256
- ISBN: 978-90-6918-269-8
This catalogue is published to accompany the exhibition of the same name in Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam (8 February–11 May 2014). The exhibition is a unique meeting of the work of three of the most influential artists of the twentieth century: Constantin Brancusi (1876-1957), Medardo Rosso (1858-1928) and Man Ray (1890-1976). The works exhibited and discussed in the catalogue, forty-five sculptures and some hundred photographs they took of them, offer a glimpse over the shoulders of these artists.
Not only were Brancusi, Rosso and Man Ray all crucial in the development of modern sculpture, they were innovators in the way they involved photography in their work—not so much for recording it, but as a means of explaining how viewers should look at and interpret their sculptures. They played with the possibilities of the medium–experimental for the time—using overexposure, innovative camera angles and blurring the foreground or background.
The catalogue contains descriptions of all the exhibited works and essays on the three artists by the curators of the exhibition. The lavishly illustrated catalogue also features thematic essays by the specialists Roxana Marcoci, Senior Curator of Photography at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, and Nina Schallenberg, Collection Curator at the Wilhelm Hack Museum in Ludwigshafen.